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too, stop the war with Mary Ellen Carroll at The Watermill Center
August 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Conceptual artist Mary Ellen Caroll will close out the series on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion on the use social and government infrastructure in the creation of art.
Ms. Carroll will discuss her ongoing research on these materials, which expand the meaning of performance, including her trademark for NOTHING™ and the work of the same title.
There will be a special performance commissioned for this occasion by the singer/songwriter Nina Nastasia and a brief introduction by Professor Koenig.
Despite an oeuvre spanning more than twenty years and a disavowal of any signature style, Ms. Carroll has throughout her career been investigating a single, fundamental question: What constitutes a work of art?
The results are a multifarious, provocative and often wry outpouring is in policy, architecture, writing, performance, photography and filmmaking. Ms. Carroll’s work interrogates the relationship between subjectivity, language, and power. At its core is a dedication to political and social critique.